I feel like I'm playing a lot of catch up. And this heat...ugh. It is so darn hot. It makes just about everything a bit more difficult. The only two viable options in this heat are stay indoors or be in the water. Thankfully the Olympics are on so staying in our living room is full of interesting sports. And we have been going to the beach, to the pool, and eating a fair amount of ice cream treats. 

I also cannot believe that we are so deeply entrenched in August (other than the heat, of course). Oliver has his last week of camp and then the boys and I head off to the Little Cottage where I hope we will find slightly cooler temperatures, lake side swimming and playing and of course more ice cream treats. 

My boys continue to grow. Oliver's legs seem to stretch out after every night. Huck is showing us just how much food a small person can eat in one day. I think he is like Samson and keeps his strength in his hair which like Oliver's legs seems to grow every night. 


A quick, late in the evening post before the weekend gets rolling. We have friends coming into town and I am on airport pickup duty and in what seems to be an all too much expected incident among traveling these days their flight was delayed a mere 3 hours. Whoopie. Go airline travel. But I am the night owl of this bunch so I am happy to stay up, watch some stupid telly and ramble on this little slice of the internet. 

Ok, back to the two nuggets seen above. Oliver has been at rock climbing camp this week and I do believe his cool factor has gone up exponentially. I mean really?! Just look at him. And I love how comfortable he is when I drop him off...he just walks in, gets his climbing shoes (size 1, the green ones if you please) and then off he goes! I wish I had been that confident at his age! 

And then there is Huck. Also a confident little bug but a bit more wary to jump right in. He is so thoughtful and wants to watch and then participate. He also does not seem to have his brother's attention span, seeing as I could sit for what seemed like hours and read book after book to Oliver whereas Huck will bring you a book and you get through one maybe two pages. It is fun to see what is similar and what is different as they grow older. 


Trying hard over here not to get too behind on these weekly photos. Sometimes it feels like a pain to remember to do but I know that it is worth it in the end. I love having a visual diary of the days and moments that fill up my boys childhood. 

Speaking of childhood, is there anything more iconic than scrambling your way up to the top of a tree? Oliver was so proud of himself but a bit nervous because he thought I would be upset with him. Nope. I love climbing trees so rather than holler at him to come down I cheered him on! 

And would you get a look at that baby, Buddha belly! We have had some really hot days around here and in come evening time most of Huck's clothes just become an after thought. 

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